As the car pulled into Lalwa Street, police allege the passenger started to damage the rideshare car with a hammer.
The driver, who was not injured during the incident, told police he stopped at a hardware store during trip so the passenger could make a purchase.
One witness said the vehicle was completely destroyed.
“It was all smashed up down the side mirror and the back windscreen has a big hole in it,” he said.
A 42-year-old man was arrested at a shopping center on Canterbury Road, Forest Hill at 1.30pm today.
The man was charged with criminal damage, theft and driving offenses and will face court in October.